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Win a copy of 'Batting for the Poor' by Andrew Bradstock


'Batting for the Poor' by Andrew Bradstock (£19.99)

Win one of three copies of 'Batting for the Poor' by Andrew Bradstock

David Sheppard had the rare distinction of becoming a household name both in cricket (playing for Cambridge University,Sussex CCC and England) and in the church. Seldom out of the news headlines, he was – writes biographer Bradstock – ‘a celebrity before the term became popular.’ 

Batting for the Poor is the first full biography to recount Sheppard’s life and to assess his impact as a sportsman, campaigner and church leader. As well as conducting hundreds of interviews, conversations and exchanges with people who knew Sheppard, Bradstock was also granted access to Sheppard’s extensive library of private papers by his family. The result is an engaging portrait of a man with a firm determination to succeed and to make a positive difference - a man whom Bradstock calls ‘one of the most prominent socially engaged church figures of the 20th century’.

Andrew Bradstock has been researching, teaching and writing about the relationship between faith, politics and social engagement for more than thirty years. He has held senior academic positions in the UK and New Zealand, and served as Secretary for Church and Society with the United Reformed Church. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in 2013 and is an emeritus professor of the University of Winchester.

The Prize Draw will take place on 19th January 2020 and the lucky winners will be notified by email.

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